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Please explain Georgia's Win 4 Life and the 'freeball'

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Posted: November 30, 2010, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

I played a few tickets last weekend and figured I had the concept down: Pick 6 numbers and hope to win.

But when they posted the winning #s I had 2 of them but could not for the life of me find the 'free ball' on my ticket, which was 26.

I checked the ticket a few days later at a retailer and it was a loser as I suspected, but my question is:

 

Is the free ball posted on the ticket?

In essence am I supposed to match 7 numbers in order to win?

    butch2030's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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    Posted: December 1, 2010, 8:30 am - IP Logged

    From my understanding of the game you need to match 6 of 42 numbers to win the Grand Prize of  $1K/wk/Life.  There are two drawings - The first drawing is selecting the 6 out of 42 for the Grand Prize.  Then, it is followed by a Free Ball drawing which is 1 of 42.  This is Your extra number (FREE BALL) - they give you an extra ball (FB) to have a 2nd chance of winning something.

    The Payouts are as follows

    6 out of 42 (without the FB) = 1K/wk/for life.

    5 out of 42 + the FB             = 1K/wk/for 1 YR

    5 out of 42 (without the FB)  = 600.00

    4 out of 42 + the FB              = 200.00

    4 out of 42 (without the FB)   =  30.00

    3 out of 42 + the FB               = 30.00

    3 out of 42 (without the FB)    = 2.00

    2 out of 42 + the FB                = 2.00

    In your case, you state you had matched 2 of 42 but did not win anything - This tells me that you did not match the FB# of 26 for that drawing (or simply put - you did not pick the number 26 on your play slip.  If you would have played 26 on your play slip, you would have won $2.00.  You have to remember that are Two drawings in this game - the first drawing picks out 6 of 42 numbers for the grand prize.  They then have a  2nd drawing picking 1 of 42 to be the FB#(extra ball).  The six numbers you picked on your play slip is what you need to win the Grand prize.  But then, they have the 2nd drawing for a FB, which gives you a 2nd chance to win something with the FB (Free Ball).

    Hope this helps.

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      Posted: December 1, 2010, 9:26 am - IP Logged

      There is only one drawing. The 6 balls AND the Freeball all come out of one pool of numbers, 1-42.

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        Posted: December 1, 2010, 9:56 am - IP Logged

        I played a few tickets last weekend and figured I had the concept down: Pick 6 numbers and hope to win.

        But when they posted the winning #s I had 2 of them but could not for the life of me find the 'free ball' on my ticket, which was 26.

        I checked the ticket a few days later at a retailer and it was a loser as I suspected, but my question is:

         

        Is the free ball posted on the ticket?

        In essence am I supposed to match 7 numbers in order to win?

        apparently they draw 7 balls the last ball they draw is the free ball.

        Here is the payout chart or you can look on the back of a play slip.

        http://www.galottery.com/details/win-for-life

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          Posted: December 1, 2010, 9:56 am - IP Logged

          From my understanding of the game you need to match 6 of 42 numbers to win the Grand Prize of  $1K/wk/Life.  There are two drawings - The first drawing is selecting the 6 out of 42 for the Grand Prize.  Then, it is followed by a Free Ball drawing which is 1 of 42.  This is Your extra number (FREE BALL) - they give you an extra ball (FB) to have a 2nd chance of winning something.

          The Payouts are as follows

          6 out of 42 (without the FB) = 1K/wk/for life.

          5 out of 42 + the FB             = 1K/wk/for 1 YR

          5 out of 42 (without the FB)  = 600.00

          4 out of 42 + the FB              = 200.00

          4 out of 42 (without the FB)   =  30.00

          3 out of 42 + the FB               = 30.00

          3 out of 42 (without the FB)    = 2.00

          2 out of 42 + the FB                = 2.00

          In your case, you state you had matched 2 of 42 but did not win anything - This tells me that you did not match the FB# of 26 for that drawing (or simply put - you did not pick the number 26 on your play slip.  If you would have played 26 on your play slip, you would have won $2.00.  You have to remember that are Two drawings in this game - the first drawing picks out 6 of 42 numbers for the grand prize.  They then have a  2nd drawing picking 1 of 42 to be the FB#(extra ball).  The six numbers you picked on your play slip is what you need to win the Grand prize.  But then, they have the 2nd drawing for a FB, which gives you a 2nd chance to win something with the FB (Free Ball).

          Hope this helps.

          Nice explanation!

          The Jackpot, $1000 a week for life is paid off by quarterly payments of $13,000 and the $1000 a week for a year is paid off by one payment of $52,000.

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            Posted: December 2, 2010, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

            There is only one drawing. The 6 balls AND the Freeball all come out of one pool of numbers, 1-42.

            I stand corrected.

            Thank you.

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              Posted: December 2, 2010, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

              The feedback is much appreciated everyone.

              If this info was mentioned in the rules on the playslip or online, It went right over my head. But it makes sense now. Thanks.